How true, turned 52 this month and stupid crap like on my Daughters golf cart. This is something that would never have bothered me before.I had a chevy malibu with a whining power steering pump. I let it whine for months until it quit working, because it sounded like a gear drive! Odd how something that doesn't bother you at 18 will drive you crazy at 50!
Yeah, thinking about that makes me nervous. :erf:Did you check the fluid level?
Check to see if the fluid level is up where it belongs, not low or high.
Take a long screwdriver or extension and place one end on the pump case and the other behind your ear. It will act as a stethoscope.
If the sound is no louder then go on to the idler pulley, and so on.
Just be careful.
Actually I have mentioned it to the dealer and they have a recall note per say saying for the dealer to install synthetic power steering fluid but it did not work on mine and now they came back and said it is within their tolerances but all the rentals which I had recently none whinned... so the beat goes on ...will call and compain to GMYes, mine is doing that also. Have you ask the dealership? I was wondering about that!